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Is 'whilst' the most overused word in these forums?

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  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,151 Member
  • Madame_Goldbrick
    Madame_Goldbrick Posts: 73 Member
    adamklug73 wrote: »
    Ohhh briticism.... I get it. Like lose and loose. Totally get it now.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=XD

    You totally don't get it ;)
  • atypicalsmith
    atypicalsmith Posts: 2,742 Member
    adamklug73 wrote: »
    Yes?

    Yep, "whilst" is British. It used to grate me when I first came here, but this is after all an international website, so just accept it!
  • MKEgal
    MKEgal Posts: 3,276 Member
    adamklug73 wrote:
    Ohhh briticism.... I get it. Like lose and loose
    Not at all.
    Whilst is more formal speech, and probably more commonly used by Brits.

    Lose & loose are 2 English words which are commonly (here, at least) misused.
    lose = to not have "I want to lose weight"
    loose = not tight "my clothes are loose now"
  • MKEgal
    MKEgal Posts: 3,276 Member
    For most overused words here on MFP?
    journey
    loose (instead of lose)
    cleanse
  • bpetrosky
    bpetrosky Posts: 3,911 Member
    MKEgal wrote: »
    For most overused words here on MFP?
    journey
    loose (instead of lose)
    cleanse

    Shakeology?
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,056 Member
    Whilst is used here in Australia aswell. But more by the hoity toity folks.

    Loose instead of lose

    Weight instead of weigh

    Weighted instead of weighed

    all grind me
  • Ninkyou
    Ninkyou Posts: 6,666 Member
    I'd think detox is one of the most commonly (and abused) words on MFP.
  • DiabolicalColossus
    DiabolicalColossus Posts: 219 Member
    Thank you for the introduction of "Briticism".

    That's glorious in every conceivable way.
  • 999tigger
    999tigger Posts: 5,236 Member
    adamklug73 wrote: »
    Ohhh briticism.... I get it. Like lose and loose. Totally get it now.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=XD

    You totally don't get it ;)

    This +10000
  • bpetrosky
    bpetrosky Posts: 3,911 Member
    It makes me sad another American would create this thread. This is why we can't have nice things.
  • JordisTSM
    JordisTSM Posts: 360 Member
    Does it really wind you up enough to make a thread about it?
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,056 Member
    edited June 2015
    OP probably had a tipple or two whilst he was writing his post :tongue:
  • AdamImadA
    AdamImadA Posts: 75 Member
    JordisTSM wrote: »
    Does it really wind you up enough to make a thread about it?

    Few hours ago yeah. Kind of board of it now. Just a thought whilst I was making dinner....
  • JordisTSM
    JordisTSM Posts: 360 Member
    adamklug73 wrote: »
    JordisTSM wrote: »
    Does it really wind you up enough to make a thread about it?

    Few hours ago yeah. Kind of board of it now. Just a thought whilst I was making dinner....

    Incorrect spelling tends to wind me up more. Just saying.
  • 999tigger
    999tigger Posts: 5,236 Member
    Christine are you still walking round your house? Don't you get dizzy whilst counting steps?
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,056 Member
    999tigger wrote: »
    Christine are you still walking round your house? Don't you get dizzy whilst counting steps?

    Haha yes I am. Each lap is 1000 steps. I do 10 laps at a time.
    No dizzyness, i read the mfp forums whilst I'm marching.
    sorry, i can't help inserting that word into everything now! :open_mouth:
  • Alatariel75
    Alatariel75 Posts: 17,637 Member
    I hate it when people use words when they're communicating. Pizzes me right off.
  • ProfessorPupil
    ProfessorPupil Posts: 76 Member
    MKEgal wrote: »
    For most overused words here on MFP?
    journey
    loose (instead of lose)
    cleanse


    UGH. I hate when people say "weight loss journey" or even worse just "journey." I have never noticed anyone saying whilst.
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,056 Member
    MKEgal wrote: »
    For most overused words here on MFP?
    journey
    loose (instead of lose)
    cleanse


    UGH. I hate when people say "weight loss journey" or even worse just "journey." I have never noticed anyone saying whilst.

    I wonder what happens when they finish their "journey" :huh: